by Amie Denman
August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Every first love deserves a second chance
June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family’s amusement park, Mel’s easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But June came home with a plan. She would spend the summer revitalizing the park’s aging theaters, then make a graceful exit back to the big city. Until Mel and his young son start making a powerful claim on her emotions, and June faces an impossible decision…
Guest Post – Summer Love
Have you ever fallen in love in the summer? I fall in love with summer every year, but I actually fell in love during summer when I worked at a seasonal resort and amusement park much like the fictional Starlight Point in my Harlequin Heartwarming series. In case you’re one of those people who likes to skip to the happy ending, I’ll let you off the hook right now. I’m still in love with the same man more than twenty years later.
Do I believe in summer love? I sure do. Although people sometimes fall in love fast, I was pretty slow at it. I worked at the park that inspired Starlight Point for four summers, working side by side with a man I had no idea I would someday marry. Until one fateful day toward the end of the season when one of us—neither of us can remember who did it now—suggested we could go out for dinner after our shift ended.
Who knows what happened? Perhaps it was putting on clothing that was not a uniform and did not come with a nametag. Perhaps it was getting away from the bright sunlight and swooping seagulls. And maybe it was one of those sudden whooshes of realization when you realize the perfect person for you has been right in front of you all along.
We still live near the amusement park where we fell in love, and now we go there to ride the coasters, eat popcorn, and spend time with our sons. I wonder if they will work there someday and if they’ll have a summer romance that will last a lifetime?
I hope reading Carousel Nights brings you the happy glow of summer. You may also like the other books in the series, Under the Boardwalk (January 2016) and Meet Me on the Midway (December 2016). Thanks for reading romance and spending your day with me at Starlight Point!
by Amie Denman
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Ends September 2nd